The Estee Lauder Companies Vice President, Supply Chain Technology in New York, New York

Vice President, Supply Chain Technology

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


The primary role of the Gobal Supply Chain (GSC) Technology Lead is to shape the GSC function strategy through technology leadership and deliver solutions to achieve the strategy and drive competitive advantage. This position plays a critical role in both advising the GSC leadership as well as identifying, prioritizing and delivering projects that support ELC's long term growth opportunities. In addition, this position manages the global solutioning process across multiple process areas: Planning; Operations, Procurement, Distribution, Quality and New Product Launch. This role partners directly with the Supply Chain delivery leader to attain and retain top talent.

This role will be a key technology advisor to the EVP of GSC and innovation and be part of his/her staff to drive business outcomes through technology. This is a true business partner role requiring a point of view and the ability to make proactive recommendations. This position will provide thought leadership, management and oversight of all application solutions (cloud first, however on premises where required) for ELC GSC and will be accountable for all GSC technology investments, as well as managing the portfolio of digital application solutions.

This position is based in New York City and reports into the VP Global Functions Technology Leader with a matrix relationship to the EVP, Global Supply Chain.

  • Act as the primary point of contact and technology business partner to Global Supply Chain Functional leadership and delivers value by shaping and informing the business strategy, defining capabilities required to achieve the strategy and bringing forth recommended technology solutions to enable these capabilities.

  • Accountable for the Global Supply Chain Technology portfolio. This includes running regular portfolio planning and progress updates with the Supply Chain Operations team. Driving the development of business cases and representing the function in IT Alignment sessions. Ultimately accountable for Technology Investment funds (budget 35MM ).

  • Leads a global team that is accountable for all technology solutioning for the Global Supply Chain Function and is accountable for innovative, strategic business solutions. These solutions are consistent with corporate strategic objectives and ensure that the function can support the needs of the growing business.

  • Work collaboratively across the IT organization to ensure all technology services needs are identified in a timely way and communicated, planned and budgeted effectively. Must effectively communicate and collaborate with Brand and Region Technology teams.

  • Builds teams (Pods) who oversee and manage IT governance and IT portfolio management for Global GSC IT. Ensure the realization of the business strategies through technology and continued process improvements. Align tightly with the BIA organization and collaborate to ensure excellent information flow and availability to enable the best data driven, consumer connected enterprise.

  • Ensures the strategic agenda is serviced by strong data and analytic services including data science, analytic productionalizing and ongoing support.

  • Coordinate with technology providers to evaluate new and innovative technologies and service offerings. Responsible for the teams who develop business requirements, coordinates with enterprise architects (enterprise, solution, information….) to ensure new services and solutions align with roadmaps.

  • Work closely with the Global, Regional and local Strategic Business Partners to balance enterprise efficiencies with local

  • Drive an Agile mindset and delivery culture throughout the business function, advocating speed and agility and act as a change agent within the function for Agile adoption.

High-Touch Leadership Competencies:

The High-Touch Leadership Competencies provide the framework to build and grow the skills, knowledge, and behaviors in each employee to lead from every chair. Everyone is expected to lead in every position. All of the High-Touch Leadership Competencies are important to success. However, in each position there are three competencies that are imperative for job success.

  • Thinks Strategically: Takes a broad view of the business, industry, and consumer environment to anticipate

and plan for the future. Identifies the focus and defines where to play, how to win and what capabilities and

management systems are required.

  • Aligns and Engages the Team in the Vision: Provides clarity to each team member on their role in achieving

the vision, strategy, and goals.

  • Embraces and Initiates Change: Distinguishes what to preserve and what to change. Has the courage to

initiate and lead the changes that drive success.

  • Builds Collaborative Relationships: Builds relationships based on trust and respect. Promotes the inclusion

of diverse knowledge, skills, and experiences to achieve results.

  • Demonstrates Learning Agility: Ability to anticipate change, face reality, draw conclusions, and swiftly

mobilize to adapt to changing needs and demands.

  • Drives Creativity and Innovation: Focuses on areas of highest potential. Creates newness or connects

knowledge in new ways to create the unexpected. Ensures that the creativity and innovation pipeline

are aligned to achieve strategy and goals.


Minimum Education level: Masters in Business School or Engineering

Minimum Years of Experience: 15 years

% Travel Time: 25%

Required Language Proficiency: English

Licenses or Certifications: APICS certification preferred (CSCP, CLTD, CPIM); Agile/Scrum;

Additional Job Specifications (e.g., physical demands, working conditions, equipment/machinery, specific skills, etc.):

  • Leadership

  • Excellent leadership skills and demonstrated experience with building and developing teams

  • Act as a Functional Technology Leader – demonstrating outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, ability influence and provide technology thought leadership to the Global Supply Chain leadership and act as a trusted advisor.

  • Highly collaborative relationship building skills with various internal and external stakeholders

  • Must demonstrate a high sense of urgency to influence changes and drive outcomes from conception to delivery

  • Effective business communicator, with high emotional quotient and excellent executive presence. Candidate should be an effective story-teller and be able to swiftly align and mobilize disparate teams by setting a vision common goal.

  • Technical Skills

  • Experience and demonstrated success leading and delivering large, global transformation programs enabled by technology. Global implementation experience in core technologies such as SAP, Manhattan, BW/HANA is important.

  • Expertise in application design/architecture, integration architecture development, enterprise application integration, and integration technologies solutions and standards.

  • Demonstrates technical domain experience and expertise in a number of key areas: Distributed Order Management; Integrated Business Planning; New Product Launch; Supply Network Optimization

  • Drive outstanding insights and innovative game-changing opportunities through data science and analytics.

  • Hands on experience and demonstrated success in leading digital solutions and familiarity with new technologies (IoT; Machine Learning; Robotics / Process Automation; Deep Learning

  • Competent in new technology evaluation, ability to support technical change management and provide thought leadership skills in integration technologies, tools and services

  • Ideally have demonstrated relationships with best in class software vendors including cloud and platform vendors

  • Business Skills

  • Solid understanding of supply chain processes End to End (Plan, Source, Make, Distribute, Quality)

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and critical thinking abilities. Experience in using data and data science to drive quantitative analysis and break-through outcomes.

  • Intense focus on business outcomes, demonstrating the ability to have material impacts on core business measures: e.g.: Inventory; Order Fill Rate, Forecast Accuracy; Attainment; Fill Rate, Asset Utilization; Cost Optimization

  • Continuously is learning and is curious. Keeps abreast of best in class supply chain practices and is familiar with the competitive practices and technologies.

  • High proficiency in supply chain fundamentals, ideally having held a line operations position on the functional side, such as advanced planning, Inventory optimization and fulfillment or supply chain analytics is a plus

Job: Information Technology

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Number: 1811194